plumbing gas for an outdoor BBQ


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Old 05-21-07, 02:13 PM
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Talking plumbing gas for an outdoor BBQ

I'm planning on building an outdoor BBQ but need to run a gas line. I have a few questions and they may be a little dumb but bare with me.

1. Is running a gas line something I can do on my own or requires a contractor?

2. Who handles this type of plumbing...(special gas only plumber)?

3. I ran 110v electrical wires under a concrete walkway, can the gas line be ran in the same trench?

4. Any tricks to getting gas line under a patio?

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Old 05-21-07, 04:31 PM
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Personally? I know this is a DIY forum...and i hate to tell people this..but when it comes to gas..i always recommend calling the gas company. Plumbing contractors can do it as well..but most don't do gas anymore. The liability is just too high..and if it is too high for most contractors...in my opinion it is too high for you.

Gas can be a serious...put the load on someone elses shoulds is my opinion.

If you still want to run it yourself...i can help guide you.
 
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Old 05-21-07, 06:18 PM
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I see no good coming from this but I will offer some advise.

Listen to CSG...

Q1) Ask your homeowners insurance agent, in writing, and get the answer in writing. Then ask the local gas company about the permit process.

Q2) Either a plumbing company or a mechanical company (pipe fitters not HVAC). Regardless, work will be done on permit so licenses will be checked.

Q3) Codes vary but a minimum of 12 inches is required with some codes requiring more space

Q4) Gas piping is not allowed under any flat concrete work. A leak could pool under concrete and then bad things can happen. This is just one of several things about this type of work you do not know about.
 
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Old 05-22-07, 11:38 AM
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Thumbs up BBQ Gas

Sounds easy enough....

Call the gas company and watch the game while someone else does the work.

I can do that.

Besides, I think my wife would get a little upset if i blew something up.

Thanks for the advice,
Michael
 
 

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